Sunday, 28 June 2009
WHAT WAS I DOING WHEN MJ DIED???
Normally I would be all over the internet on a Thursday night and would probably have been one of the first to know when Jacko died. Instead . . . I was sort of on a date and therefore ignoring internet land.
The first I knew about his death was when we woke up the next morning and the guy found a text on his phone sent by one of his friends the night before saying "Jacko is dead?" Immediately I checked on my phone, saw the headline and switched on the TV, still scarcely believing it could be true. Yet it was. As I got ready for work, we watched the news. Someone was on it saying it was like when Princess Diana died - we would all be speaking about what we were doing when MJ died. "What WERE we doing when he died?" I asked innocently. At this point, in among all the shock, we couldn't help but laugh at that statement.
All jokes aside though, it's hard to believe he is gone. I still can't quite get my head around the fact. The only good thing about it is that its been a total Michael Jackson back catalogue frenzy around here this weekend. In MacSorleys on Friday night it was constant Michael Jackson songs on a loop all night. There was a point when half the people in the pub were joining hands and swaying along to "Heal the World" while singing at the top of our lungs. It was a real bonding experience.
Last night I was at a flatwarming and once again the Michael Jackson albums were brought out. And the music channels have been embracing the vibe too, with constant videos. And we all know he was the king of the music video. Absolutely awesome!
RIP MJ . . .